‘Superman’ Franchise on Hold

Legal limbo involving heirs.

Last Updated: November 30, 2009 @ 6:53 AM

For those of you wondering what’s happening with the next iteration of "Superman," which has been stalled for years now since the Bryan Singer 2006 revamp "Superman Returns" was deemed not entirely worthy, I have the answer.

Nothing. The project is on hold as the studio waits to emerge from legal limbo over the fate of the "Superman" heirs. It’s about who controls what divided rights going forward and who owes what to whom when. Warners may be trying to settle with the Siegel and Shuster families, who in 2013 will retrieve the copyright of the "Superman" material published in Detective Comics’ Action Comics Vol. 1, in order to merge all the Superman rights.

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